UFC heavyweight contender Travis Browne, spoke to mmaweekly.com about his place in the division ahead of his UFC on FX 5 fight with Antonio “Big Foot” Silva this Friday night in Minneapolis, Minnesota, explaining he’s happy to work his way up the ranks earn his shot at the title.
“I’m a firm believer in that. Once you start putting in your time and once you start developing into the fighter you need to develop into, other people do the talking for you. That’s one thing I guess in a sense I’m kind of prideful cause I don’t like to talk about myself. I want to put on such a good performance that other people talk for me and that my reputation is built on what I did and not what I said.
You know Joe Silva and Dana White, the reason the UFC’s where it’s at is because of those guys and the matches they’ve made in the past. I put my trust in them, that’s kind of something you do when you sign up with the UFC, and it’s worked for me. They’ve put me in a position to succeed and I’ve just taken advantage of the time that they’ve given me.
I don’t mind flying under the radar. I let my performances speak for themselves and that’s something that I’m going to do whether I’m a champion, whether I’m not a champion, or where I’m at in the division. I want to be as good as I can be for every fight I get and eventually my title shot will come.”
Browne picked up an impressive first round submission win via arm-triangle choke back at UFC 145 last month over Chad Griggs, earning himself an extra few dollars by securing the “Submission of the Night” bonus in the process. His record inside the octagon currently stands at 4-0-1.